- By Miguel Maravilla at Ringisde Luis Mejia/TGB
Ivan Redkach KOs Devon Alexander
Ukrainian welterweight Ivan "El Terrible" Redkach (23-4-1, 18 KOs) scored an impressive knockout over former two-division world champion Devon Alexander "The Great" (27-6-1, 14 KOs) Saturday night at the Soboba Casino Resort in San Jacinto, California headlining PBC on FS1 and FOX Deportes. In what was a back and forth scrap though six, Redkach connected with a huge uppercut that hurt Alexander as he followed up with a right dropping the former champ. Redkach dropped Alexander two more times, after three knockdowns the referee stopped the fight at 1:10 of the first.
Former world title challenger Willie Monroe Jr. (24-3, 6 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Hugo Centeno Jr. (27-3, 14 KOs) as they met in a cross roads match-up in the co feature. The southpaw Monroe was slick and busy in the early rounds as Centeno stalked and started slow. Centeno was cut on the eye in the fourth but continued to press. Things picked up in the fifth as both Centeno and Monroe let their hands go trading on the inside.
Past the halfway point, Monroe landed a looping left in the sixth as he out-boxed Centeno. Things got rough in the seventh as Centeno hit Monroe after referee Ray Corona stepped in to separate them, Corona issued a warning. Centeno worked off the jab as Monroe continued to be slicker of the two. Continuing to beat Centeno to the punch, Monroe appeared to frustrate Centeno in the eighth. Late in the fight in the ninth Monroe's jab was too quick as tag Centeno and beat him to the punch. The tenth and final round, Centeno and Monroe sensed the urgency as they came out punching as they closed the show strong.
Judges scored the bout 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 as Monroe wins a unanimous decision.
Rodney Hernandez (23-7-2, 3 KOs) scored the upset over previously unbeaten Nigerian heavyweight Onoriode Ehwarieme (17-1, 16 KOs). Hernandez floored the Nigerian late in the first as he got up staggered the referee waived the bout at 2:59 of the first.
Undefeated Filipino featherweight contender Jhack Tepora (23-0, 17 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Jose Luis Gallegos (16-7, 12 KOs) of Chicago. Tepora was in control of a one sided fight, credit to Gallegos in going the distance ten rounds. All three judges scored the bout 99-91
In a battle of unbeaten bantamweight prospects Santa Maria, California's Jose Balderas (7-0, 2 KOs) scored a first round knockout over Julio Garcia (3-1, 2 KOs) of Madison, Wisconsin.
Former world champion Marlon Tapales (33-2, 16 KOs) of the Philippines scored a third round knockout over Roberto Castaneda (23-12-2, 16 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico in a scheduled 10-round super bantamweight fight. Tapales offense was too much for Castaneda as referee Ray Corona stepped in to stop the fight at at 1:37 of the third.
Super featherweight Anthony Chavez of Redlands, California takes on Milwaukee's Mike Fowler.
Super lightweight Justin Cardona (3-0, 2 KOs) of Salinas, California made quick work of J.C Sanders (0-3) of Louisiana scoring a first round knockout. Cardona attacked Sanders as the referee stepped in to stop the fight at 1:56 of the first.
Undefeated Mexican featherweight Francisco Ochoa stopped Jesus Aguinaga of Phoenix in six rounds.
Robert Rodriguez (4-0, 1 KO) of San Antonio stopped Jose Rodriguez (4-2, 3 KOs) in three rounds.
Unbeaten Filipino featherweight John Leo Dato _ German Meraz.
Gardena, California Jose Perez (8-1, 2 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Mario Ayala (5-6-1, 2 KOs) of Los Angeles in a scheduled six round bout.
Ukrainian super featherweight Viktor Slavinskyi _ Mexico's Ernest Guerrero
Santa Maria, California's bantamweight Aaron Morales (6-0, 1 KO) was dominant in winning a six round unanimous decision over Robert Pucheta (10-17-1, 6 KOs) of Mexico. Morales was relentless in his attack throughout the fight as he bloodied and battered Pucheta in route to a unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 60-54, 59-55, and 58-56.
In the opening bout from the Soboba Casino Resort Events Center in San Jacinto, California, super bantamweight Shon Mondragon (3-0, 2 KOs) of Denver won a unanimous decision over Jose Naranjo (3-10-2, 1 KO) of Mexico. Mondragon dominated as all the judges scored the bout 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.
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